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. >> florida is actually considered too close to call. although more than 97% of the precincts are reporting, and president obama does have a lead in that state. the only state that obama lost this year but won in 2008 were indiana and north carolina. still, the swing state sweep gave obama a huge advantage, with experts calling the race in obama's favor once the votes for ohio came in around 11:30 last night. supporters joined both candidates as the votes came in last night with mitt romney's supporters in massachusetts and obama's supporters in chicago. >> that's where tracie potts is back with a look back on what ended up not being such a long night. >> reporter: we weren't even sure we'd have an answer for you this morning. they were major states outstanding early this morning when it was declared that president obama had the 270 electoral votes needed to win this very close race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago the moment the race was called. and early this morning celebrations around the country from new york to los angeles and the white house where president o
and the lane is blocked in both directions. over to florida avenue, still seeing that shut down in northeast between 3rd and 6th streets because of fire activity. in prince george's county, nice and clear for you. if you're making your trip on the beltway, montgomery county as well as virginia not seeing any incidents for you. over to you. >>> the time right now is 5:12. ahead, the airport reopening days after sandy that could help you get a flight out of the region. >>> the important thing that police were handing out, coming up. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that
in their lives. >>> today the electoral college map may be finally completed. florida expected to announce whether president obama or mitt romney won the sunshine state. things are looking good for the president. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. a win in florida would give the president 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. >>> new this morning, a search for five teenagers whom d.c. police believe shot a man on buena vista terrace athe d.c.-maryland line. police believe all five teenagers may be armed. officers also found a sweet shirt with a gun magazine in it near the scene. >>> the man accused of attacking an elderly womannside her northwest d.c. home will be in court today. 18-year-old tyrann mcilrath broke into the woman's home, punched her in the head, and took off with her apple computer. she was found by the mailman wednesday afternoon. >> she's a very fine person, and i'm really sorry that anybody would abuse her like that. >> we're told the victim is resting in the hospital. she is expected to make a fu
will also hold rallies in florida and new hampshire. both candidates are making their closing arguments to voters. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be shaping the decisions for this country right now in the next two days. >> if the president thinks more government is the answer, no, mr. president, more good jobs, that's the answer. >> that was mitt romney last night in pennsylvania. his campaign hoping somehow wins in the keystone state. he trails the president by 4% in the real clear politics average of recent polls. >> d.c. voters already turning out in record numbers to vote in this election. 52,000 residents voted early this year. that is more than double the number of people who voted early in 2010. when early voting began in d.c., some voters had to wait in long lines, some two hours or more to cast their ballot. remember the news 4 i-team is on voter patrol. if you see a problem when you head to the polls tomorrow, we want to hear from you. call the tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mail them at tips@news4iteam.com. make sure to give them the name and numbe
heard about it from a lot of people. i didn't have the cat in the system. carolina panthers, not florida panthers. sunny breaks, but staying chilly. temperatures in the 40s, so it will be a very december feel to the day today. no rain drops around here. that's good news. a little impulse drifting down to the south today. traveling toward southern and southeastern virginia, back in the clouds. most most of the rain drops should be gone. a couple of systems, cooler air to the north and moisture along the gulf coast. keeping a close eye on the coming days. there will be another chance for a coastal storm to develop as we get toward the wednesday, wednesday night and thursday time frame. feeling milder today, even though it won't be all that much warmer, a little more sun and a lot lis wind will make it for a much more pleasant day to be outside. low pressure number one. off the coastline. clear skies again tonight. a series of fairly cold nights. generally in the 30s and highs only in the 40s to near 50. so there is a december chill out there that will linger in the coming days. still chill
carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i-team is monitoring any voting problem you find at the polls today. call the i-team tip line at 202-8 202-885-4444. >>> it is coming up on 6:07 right now. information to take to heart for some people who rely on daily multivitamins. >>> 6:10. check out the gorgeous glimpse of the sun on the horizon. earlier sunlight time. enjoy it. >> 36 degrees right now. you will have to deal with the cold out there. time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. >>> sunrise about a half hour away. reagan national on the warm waters of the potomac is at 35. that's the warm spot. we have a gentle breeze thankfully at 5 miles an hour. elsewhere it's in the 20s. here's the hometown forecast for morningside, prince george's county by 8:00, 8:30 this morning. still hovering around the freezing mark with a few clouds in and out. partly cloudy to sunny by the lunch hour. by then, the mid-40s. here's the hour by hour forecast for the whole region. this morning we'll stay at or below freezing for maybe another hour
a florida man is now charged in connection with a crash that killed two people and injured three others in frederick county, maryland. the crash happened yesterday afternoon at route 75 and ed mcclain road in the monroe area. you can see the tractor-trailer loaded with oranges that overturned onto a pickup truck. two people inside the truck died on the scene. passengers in the truck and tractor-trailer were taken to the hospital. no word on their condition. police arrested the driver of the tractor-trailer watson pierre after he was released from the hospital last night. >>> the nationals season might have ended on a disappointing note, but fans have a reason to celebrate this morning. bryce harper is the national league rookie of the year. harper, who turned 20 last month, is the youngest position player ever to win the award. pitcher dwight gooden was one month younger when he won it in 1984. harper says he's honored but not satisfied with his rookie season. >> i'm never satisfied with any of my numbers. my biggest goal is winning the world series. this is amaze to go win this award a
state was called except florida. what's holding up the final election results this time in the sunshine state. >>> get ready to shop until you drop. coming up, the deals that stores are rolling out already for black friday customers. >> what's next in store for us now. weather and traffic together on >>> looking at the stories making headlines. right now at 5:29, the coastal storm that moved through our region is blamed for 100,000 new power outage miss the northeast. >>> d.c. police investigating the discovery of a body near a burning car in northeast washington last night. >>> two separate insurgent attacks killed five afghan soldiers and three policemen. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, november 8th, 2012. let's take a live look outside. 31 degrees. we are lucky around this region. we didn't get a whole lot of precipitation last night, at least right here in our area. >> near miss. glad of it. >> what a powerful storm. it unloaded snow, new jersey, new york, new england, and it's still doing it. although it stoppe
, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of just eight hours today. >>> today is the last day for d.c. voters to cast their ballots before most people vote on tuesday. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. if you're heading out you have from 8:30 this morning until 9:00 tonight to cast your vote. or else wait until election day on tuesday. meantime it is also the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia. the polls are open now and stay open until 5:00 this evening. >>> early voting is officially over in maryland and now some are worried about expected crowds on election day. in prince georges county long lines were the norm as people tried to cast their ballots before tuesday. some waited three or four hours to cast their vote. around 56,000 people have taken advantage of early voting in the county. that's just 10% of registered voters. >> the facilities we are using are not -- don't have the capacity that we need to really conduct early voting. >> despite the long waits administrators say tuesday
of the puzzle are not yet in place. president obama has 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. florida is still in doubt because the race remains too close to call. the president does have a slight lead at the moment. the president managed to win in just about every swing state, including virginia. in the commonwealth, the president managed about 62,000 more votes than mitt romney, winning the key swing counties of prince william and loudoun counties. indiana and virgin in the end, virginia wasn't the deciding state as people expected. >> mitt romney called the president to concede the victory. about a half hour later with his family behind him and thousands of supporters before him, romney publicly congratulated the president on his re-election. he called on leaders to find some common ground on areas where congress has disagreed. coming up in ten minutes, a live report from romney's election headquarters in massachusetts. >>> 6:05 now. democrats are also claiming another big win in virginia. tim kaine beat george allen in the race for u.s. senate. kaine won by 6% in one of the most closely wa
colorado, new hampshire, and florida, that leaves three toss-ups. that's wisconsin, ohio, and virginia. if the candidates split ohio and wisconsin, that leaves virginia. and that could be the key to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. and the final nbc news/wall street journal poll has the candidates in a statistical dead heat in that race. >>> apparently, today's election will not be the big talk around the water cooler today in our office. really nice job, eun. >> are you laughing at me? >> no. that was well done. about two-thirds of american workers say they don't share their political affiliation at the office. and more than a quarter of workers say they need to keep their political beliefs a secret around their colleagues. >>> have you threatened to leave the country if your candidate doesn't win? jet blue can help you out with that. the airline is giving away 2012 seats to customers who support the losing presidential candidate. that's 1,006 round trip flights. you can enter on the airline's website. they don't include taxes, fees, or a hotel, of course. >>> even if you
is related to brad pitt too, that's another story. >>> one florida woman proves are you never too old to do anything, including vote. for the first time in her life, 99-year-old rosie lewis cast a ballot. she was seven years old when the 19th amendment passed, and lewis was in her 50s by the time jim crow laws abolished. her grandson said she was never interested in politics before. what changed? a huge hahn for presidefan of p. >> never too old to vote. >>> 5:27. coming up, political rally on the national mall that may bring people out in costumes. >>> a maryland state delegate accused of using state money to pay for a wedding. her lawyer weighs in on what is likely next. >>> he asked me do you want to die? i said no. >> a news 4 exclusive. a woman speaks out as police search for the man who attacked her. >>> a possible nor'eas anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hope
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